Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
Not minding that it hurts ...
My favourite scene from the old classic ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ …
In the movie, Lawrence puts a lit match out with a squeeze of his fingers - and when one of his fellow officers attempts to repeat the feat - he yelps and exclaims … ‘that hurts!’
‘Of course it hurts’ replies Lawrence.
‘Well, then, what’s the trick?’ asks the officer.
To which, Lawrence replies ‘The trick William Potter - is not minding that it hurts.’
When people state that you need to be super fit and ‘talented’ to train hard … I am always reminded of that particular scene. Training is hard for everyone; training is never easy; even for the ‘fit’ and ‘talented’ .. it’s just that the experienced and competent have a ‘trick’ - they don’t ‘mind’ that it’s difficult! - JBW